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Submission + - Citi uses DMCA to hide embarassing opinions

An anonymous reader writes: After posting online an investment analysis by banking giant Citi, several economists received DMCA take-down notices.

The document in question states that the U.S. Treasury's "stress tests" for banks during 2009 were actually "investor-friendly" and "bank-friendly." One threatened economist explains, Citi "seems to be a little embarrassed by having a public record of their early 2009 assessment of President Obama's banking plans. Back then, it seemed straightforwardly correct and politically uncontroversial to say that Obama's plans did not look like an attack on the financial sector. But, with the Republicans on the ascendancy lately, that kind of language might be sounding a bit off message about now."

As of today is still hosting the document but also received a take-down notice.
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Submission + - Wikipedia Co-Founder Assails Wales; Wales Reacts

An anonymous reader writes: Larry Sanger, Wikipedia's alleged creator, is speaking out against Jimmy Wales again, saying he deleted an open letter Sanger published on Wikipedia which attempted to confront him about his status as co-founder. The debate resurfaced when Jason Calacanis this week said that Wales was a "fraud" on a podcast. In response to the two men's accusations against him, Wales stated that Sanger himself admitted years ago that Wikipedia wasn't his concept; and that it's "unfortunate that a showman like Jason Calacanis can use this to generate easy publicity for himself — but I suppose until Jason actually does something like what Wikipedia has done for the world, he'll have to be content calling me names."

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